The San Jacinto College Blackboard system has been successfully upgraded. We are still finalizing updates on the Kaltura, Smarthinking, and WebAssign building blocks and expect these to be finalized by 8/18/2015.
At this time we are releasing Blackboard to faculty and students for normal operations.
Setting availability and due dates for items and assignments in Blackboard is important so information is clear and readily available to students. However, it can be very time consuming to update these dates as you reuse content from semester to semester.
The Date Management Tool is one of the improvements the College will pick up as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for August 2015. Using this tool, instructors can more easily adjust availability and due dates for their course within one convenient location.
All Blackboard items with dates are supported by date management,. These include:
Content, such as items, files, and audio.
Assessments, such as tests, surveys, and assignments.
Tools, such as discussions, blogs, journals, and announcements.
Faculty have long desired a true student preview mode in Blackboard. Good news! The wait is over. Student preview is one of the improvements the College will pick up as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for August 2015.
In Student Preview mode, faculty will be able to view their Blackboard course sites from a student perspective, allowing them to review course content and ensure course settings are working as expected.